Josie Noah serves as Chief Global Officer at SightLife, overseeing international program strategy, philanthropy, partnerships and communications for the organization. In this role, Josie leads a global team focused on scaling SightLife’s work to eliminate corneal blindness and the inequities that perpetuate it across Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. Across Josie’s long tenure at SightLife, she has also held various leadership roles in global policy, advocacy, clinical training, eye bank strengthening, and blindness prevention, which Josie designed and launched in 2016.
Before SightLife, Josie served as the Director of Partnerships and Strategic Alliances for Global Impact, helping international development and global health non-profits advance their missions in partnership with the private and philanthropic sectors. Prior to that, she served as a Commitments Manager at the Clinton Global Initiative, where she developed over 60 new partnerships and projects in the areas of agriculture, climate change, water, and women and girls while managing the International Environment and Energy Commitments portfolio. Josie has also worked in urban planning, corporate philanthropy, nonprofit capacity building, and B2B/B2C marketing. In her career, Josie has worked extensively in India, Nepal, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Jamaica.
Josie was recognized as the 2016 Global Health Rising Leader by the Washington Global Health Alliance and a 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Justice Studies from Wellesley College and Masters’ Degrees in Public Administration and Urban Planning from the University of Southern California. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Tim, and their daughter Kennedy. Josie is an avid skier, volleyball player and is committed in her personal and professional life to advancing equity and opportunity in the world.